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Questions tagged [license-comparison]

Use this tag for questions that ask about the difference between two or more licenses in a certain aspect.

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Is it more accurate to compare CC BY-SA to LGPL rather than GPL?

CC BY-SA, LGPL and GPL are all copyleft licenses. GPL's key feature is that by embedding one work in another (as defined in a software context), the combined work becomes GPL. With LGPL this is not ...
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Difference between GNU-GPL and BSD?

I was wondering what is the difference between these two licenses? I have looked around for GPL but in some places they say you have to post your code to public and in some places they say you don't ...
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What is the difference between GPL + Classpath exception vs LGPL

Java and a few java libraries provide a "classpath" exception. To me, this seems similar to the LGPL's linking exceptions. What is the difference between the GPL with a classpath exception and the ...
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What are the essential differences between BSD and MIT licences?

There are many articles out there which cover the topic in length and breadth but so far I haven't found a nice concise answer to the question. What are the most important differences between the ...